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Jul 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, speeding, and drunk driving threaten maryland's roadways. this holiday, police are out in force. >>> good evening, i'm gigi barnett. adam may has the night off. that is what people are talking about right now. the fourth of july holiday brings a big risk for drivers. a new state campaign could help decrease the number of fatalities this weekend. suzanne collins has more on how police are keeping the roads safe this weekend. suzanne? >> reporter: let's say they are out in force and especially en route to the ocean and western maryland, gigi. we understand they are not only focusing on drunk driving but also drugged driving. it's a bang up weekend for a party. there will be alcohol consumed and a massive number of cars on the road traveling. this combination means more crashes so police have set up special enforcement details. >> holiday weekends means more traffic on the road, more speeders trying to reduce the travel time, which by the way, doesn't work. also, a lot more drunk drivers on the road. >> reporter: there's also a new campaign to not only arrest drunk drivers but drugged driver
CBS
Jul 4, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: maryland now joins the district of columbia in nearly doubling the rate at which they've been removing nitrogen. the measures will likely require costly upgrades to sewage treatment plans, and major curbs on fertilizer and manure run offs from farms. >> states need to develop plans on how they are going to achieve those reductions, and those are due by july 4th. >> reporter: according to experts, maryland is well on it way. >> every household in many maryland pays $2.50 monthly fee. if you are on a sewer system and that plan is used to crack down our plants. >> reporter: this is a plan by the state to comply. now other federal funds may be up withheld if these mandates are not met. >>> 60% of the new restrictions must be in place within the next seven years. >>> it just wouldn't be the 4th of july without a hot dog eating contest. and it's another championship year for chestnut. kobiashi was watching the contest from the crowd. but he later was arrested when he rushed the stage. those hot dog eating champions, food eating champions, what do you call them? >> okay,
CBS
Jul 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
have the latest on the secret exchange. >> one of the high profile prisoners owns a home in maryland and his neighbors are watching and waiting to see if he'll come back to baltimore county. we're latest -- we're live with the latest. >> reporter: many are very familiar with the man's story and why he was sent to rush sham they think it's not so much of being a spy, but an american hero. >> reporter: he's back on u.s. soil after flying in friday night. he's one of four high profile prisoners held captive in russia. he was convicted of hiding information. cockeysville seems far removed from the drama, but it's where he called home since he left russia in 1997. >> i consider him to be an american hero. >> he believed in helping. >> reporter: he's suspected of identifying two notorious spies. >> who's activities on behalf of the russians, it cost american lives and i consider him to be a hero. >> reporter: it's part of the biggest spy swap. ten russian spies literally traded spaces. within 90 minutes, the planes took off. >> this is a win/win. i think that the united states did really,
CBS
Jul 18, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. tim williams has more on what you should look out for no matter where you live in maryland. >> reporter: as the numbers begin to sore, here at the observation park, anne arundel county officials are becoming more awareness. >> we have a friend that has lime disease now because he walks a lot in the woods. >> i check him five times every day. especially because i have a friend who has it. >> reporter: ticks can transmit lime disease, a potentially serious disease that can cause long term disability. >> it can cause symptoms in people including things like headaches, fevers, fatigue and arthritis or muscle aches and joint aches. >> reporter: while a common disease in maryland, officials have seen an increased influx. in all of last year there were 205 cases reported in anne arundel county. this year there's been 43. while that number may seem low, anne arundel officials say this should be no a reason -- from anne arundel county, tim williams, eyewitness news. >>> and we've got a lot of good information on our website on lime disease, just log on to wjz.com. >>> you can also g
CBS
Jul 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
big place to be cooling off in maryland is way west. >> into the mountains or in the water at the beach. even ocean city, it got up to 99 degrees today. >> that's unbelievable. >> that will cool you off. >> the sand is so hot, it hurts to get to the water. once you get there, that's the relief. this is what we have going on around the state. heat warning in the pink. we have heat advisories for the orange and an air quality alert for everyone. the air is very stifling outside today. temperaturewise, we've gotten to 100 degrees already today. that's a record and 82 is where we started out the day. that's the morning low. if you went out early, it was already hot outside. that's the record warm low temperature on the date also. and at this hour, we're come anything at 100 degrees in baltimore and the dew points are near 70 degrees all day long. that's muggy and that's tropical feeling air when you factor it in together. and 108 in ocean city. we have high pressure in control and it's really pumping up the heat. and keeping the thunderstorms away. and now, this strong line of thunder
CBS
Jul 11, 2010 6:30pm EDT
killer is still at large. >>> a maryland woman who lost her son is gathering in baltimore county with 100 others and they're sending out a strong new message. here are the details. >> reporter: right back here, they're having a stop the violence ceremony and all of the people you're seeing, everyone inside the pavilion has been muched by violence ela victim. this is organized by the mother of one crime victim, the murder of austin, that happened in 2008 in the harford county area. his mother sparked into action and she's holding these stop the violence memorials every year. these people are here gathering to pray, to remember and to spread an important message. >> the violence has got to stop. we've come together to show that even though they're gone and they may have been gone many years now, they're not forgotten. they never will be. >> we have to keep it up. it won't stop accept for us trying to keep it in the for front. >> reporter: well, the ceremony has ended and the party music started and these guys are having a great time here for the rest of the evening. they plan to take th
CBS
Jul 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
weather across maryland and much of the country. the steamy conditions made things difficult for public works crew trying to repair a water main break. not really a pleasant day to do just about anything outside. right now out there it's still very humid with an air quality alert in effect for the entire baltimore metro area. let's go to meteorologist bernadette woods. >> want to show that you the thunderstorms are off to the south, at least for now. we are going to open up this and show you there are a lot more thunderstorms out to the south but for the most part we don't have any in maryland now. the thing is, temperatures keep going up. 94 now, and you can see there are a lot of 90s around the entire state. when you factor in the dew points, it feels like 97 in baltimore, 98 in easton, 98 in elkton. so the heat is in place and it is going to continue. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> tonight 20 suspects are behind bars for the uganda terrorist bombing that injured an ellicott city teenager. her legs were shattered in the explosion. a johns hopkins worker also died. the b
CBS
Jul 31, 2010 6:00pm EDT
orange that was tested at one of maryland's army bases. residents living there say cancer and other health problems stem from the army's careless disposal of the herbicide. exposure to the herbicide has been link had to certain types of cancer and other diseases. >>> men who turned in i suspect in a security breach say they didn't act alone. a computer hacker turned in an officer and that he had some additional help, someone in the boston area. that person, according to the informant, helped them set up encryption software used to send classified information. >>> now to the gulf oil spill. a day after bp's ceo said it's time to scale back cleanup efforts, local officials strongly disagree. the beaches at alabama reopened this weekend for the first time in more than 80 days. incoming ceo bob dudley says there's not much oil on the water surface, but a louisiana parish resident says gobs of oil is still in their marshes, and he would like to take dudley skiing. >>> taking a live look outside right now, an overcast, but very comfortable saturday evening, so what's next? bernadette wood
CBS
Jul 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
across maryland. >>> we have exclusive video, good evening, i'm adam may and we're following a developing story in a deadly police involved accident and first, the severe weather that caused damage and power outages across the state. take a look at the pictures sent in from a viewer. these are the anne arundel county fairgrounds. the witnesses said that the storms collapsed tents an medics are treating several for injuries. 're live with -- we're live and derek valcourt has more and first, we'll go to bernadette woods for the live doppler radar. >> the storms were quick movers and they had a lot of wind and you'll see mainly the wind damage. we'll show you the doppler radar. we have thunderstorms hanging on and this is what it looks like when it came through earlier. we have a tornado in effect and we have seen the wind damages from montgomery and aa county and baltimore and baltimore city. harford and bel air. numerous trees are down and power outages. we have a severe thunderstorm watch for the southern parts of the eastern shore until 8:00 tonight. most of the thunderstorms
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
washington now. and it's all moving toward central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the r
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. approaching this. and across portions of southern maryland. the charles county area. that will be moving into st. mary's and southern portions of calvert county. watch out for that. in the city portions and west, we have been cleared out. we still have these watches and advisories in effect. let's take a look at the computer. enemy 7:00 tonight. for the area south and east of the region. as i mentioned, the flash flood warning until 6:00 tonight for the baltimore area east. at least it was still in effect a few minutes ago. >>> tim has a look at the outback. >> they definitely were, bob. for a very short time, a lot of places got the rain. and since we've put these totals on, other places have gotten even more rain. this is a sampling around the area. take a look. we've gotten about one and a third inches. a little less than half an inch at bel air. and bwi marshall. columbia saw 6/10ths of an inch. we're definitely dealing with this rain moving on through. right now, there's standing water on television hill, getting steamy, with temperatures that went from the 90s down into the
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland. she was on a mission trip with her church. . >> reporter: vick, emily kerstetter's is stable, she called home, shared laughs with family and friends. but the family spokesman says even though she is good spirits she has a very long road to recovery. emily kerstetter's' recovery is far from over with more surgeries scheduled and new health dangers for the 16-year- old who was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda. a spokesman woman shared the latest on her condition. >> she had a blood clot in her vein, in her leg. they scheduled her for another test to see what her oh vains were doing. >> she spoke to em expem said she the in good spirits. >> she doesn't remember anything from the explosion which i think is good. >> the leader remembers the aftermath, writing i touched my own face and head because i could taste blood and felt warm liquid which i assumed was blood. i had no idea what happened. as people were screaming and moaning i know the thought flashed through my head, bombs. it was a flash of a finger and a blink of an eye, everything was chaos. >> her injuries are bad
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
held at the western maryland children's center. >>> today, word of a multimillion-dollar settlement. nearly two dozen people became sick from carbon monoxide poisoning, at ruth's chris inner harbor restaurant in 2008. the victim sued the hotel that owns the restaurant. an investigation revealed it was a crack in the hotel's basement broiler equipment that caused the leak. >> today, a jury handed down a $34 million verdict to the 23 plaintiffs in the case. >>> slightly warmer and humid weather. a live look outside now. temperatures are making it into the 90s today. and it is a bilt uncomfortable. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. >> i'll agree with that. it is a bit uncomfortable. but compared to the weekend and some of the days you've had this summer, not all that horrible. yes, it is pretty warm out there. we have a couple of showers that popped up across portions of virginia. right now, it's quiet around here. just a few isolated showers. tomorrow, we have a pretty good chance of thunderstorms around the region. as a front will move across the area. and that will gi
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the maryland teen injured in the terrorist attack is with the missionaries from this church in pennsylvania. they're praying for her quick recovery. the suicide bombing at this restaurant injured this 16-year- old from howard county and six other missionaries traveling with her grandmother's church in pennsylvania. >> i'm thankful to be alive. because, if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost my life. >> faith kept the congregation together and they plan to continue the work in uganda. >> we see what happens when evil is so prevalent that danger lurks. we have to face that. >> reporter: this church member's son also suffered injuries in the explosions. >> he had a hole in his leg and you could see the bone and he couldn't see out of his left eye. >> the phones are ringing constantly and folks around the country are sending e-mails to us offering prayers and encouragement. >> reporter: members of the group could have come home days earlier, but chose to stay. >> that says something about the generosity of her spirit. >> reporter: all are expected to su
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> i'm kye jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. the thunderstorms rumbling across maryland dumping a considerable amount of rain. we caught the downpours coming down a few minutes ago. the storms are heavier with thunder and lightning and others are getting some rain. first warning weather coverage, bob turk tracking the radar, we'll start with bob >> some of the heaviest rain you will see happened this afternoon. looking at radar, we have a batch of activity, it was moving east and northeast. just north of bel-air, and another batch over the city, towards chase, another batch now finally clearing the southern area, that's going to affect the city and still looking for a possible heavy downpour, dangerous lightning. >>> with this line, the heaviest threat is the rain. even with the extreatment heat last week, they were in the upper 50s to low 60s. it's much more muggy with more moisture. when we get the thunderstorms, there's a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorms. that's what we're seeing we could see flooding. we w
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
crews are still working to restore power to thousands of maryland homes. about 116,000 homes in montgomery county, plus 20,000 in prince george's county are without electricity. another 1,000 homes are still awaiting for the ac to come back on in anne arundel county. >>> just hours ago at the start of the business day in london, bp announced tony hayward will be stepping down. the last day will be october the 1st. he will get a new job in russia and will be replaced by american robert dudley, a mississippi native who is in charge of the cleanup. at 6:30, bp will talk about how it has impacted the earnings. >>> another disappointing loss for the orioles. three home runs last night, including this one by jose bautista. the birds are now winless in 10 games against the blue jays. >>> the ravens top draft pick sergio kindle will miss all of training camp after falling down two flights of stairs. it's unclear whether he will get to play at all this season. the rookies reported yesterday. the defensive tackle showed up early, coming off of surgery on his chest. he said he's ready. >>>
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost m
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
lights and sirens. in maryland that same year, 2544 were involved in accidents. people died in those. >> in the line of duty, sometimes we may not be able to control these things. councilwoman belinda carmichael concerned. >> it's a tough job. and we know that they rush to get to the scene and go to places where most of us would not want to go. i believe that they are careful. but there is a concern about the number of accidents and what it is costing the city. >> reporter: but police say their officers receive special training to drive cautiously. and point to the numbers as proof of their safety. >> we respond to 1.2 million calls a year. and we have a very, very low number of accidents. >> reporter: police say this in latest accident, the officer involved, and the driver of the other car are both in good condition. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> there have been no fatalities in police-involved crashes in the city this year. >>> a mentally-ill man, beat to death at a catonsville bar. tonight, the man responsible learns his fate for the cr
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 4:00pm EDT
shopping and maryland is offering a tax free week. tax free items can't cost more than $100. among clothings not subject to taxes are pants, shirts, shoes and pajamas. >>> lindsay lohan surrendered to the court and began her jail sentence for violating probation. we have the report from outside the press son in los angeles. >> reporter: a crush of cameras and frenzied fans greeted lindsay lohan's entrance at beverly hills court this morning. her arrival at a lynwood jail was a smaller key. >> as with any inmate, ms. lohan was treated just like any other. obviously, this crowd is a little different. >> reporter: this isn't the first time lohan has been at the lynwood sentence. shower served 84 muds for -- minutes for a dwi. this time the sentence is nod -- 90. the 24-year-old apparently consulted with celebrity lawyer robert shapiro just days ago. while many think jail is what the once rising star needs to clean up drug and alcohol problems, her father does not. >> michael spent the day praying for his daughter. he's devastated that she's going to jail. >> reporter: her former lawye
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland girl injured in uganda is having surgery. more on the 16-year-old's
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
west nile virus was found in a mosquito pool in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affe
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
CBS
Jul 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
state is the is his running mate. >> he's responsible for putting marylanders back to work. >> reporter: mary kane is seen as strong in business circles and since 2006, she's worked for the chamber of commerce and she's never held an elected office. >> she has a significant role in making government efficient. people will look at the degree to which she helped the government to be more efficient. >> i just think it's interesting that he chose facebook as the primary medium. four years ago, i would be surprised if he knew about it. >> it's a technique to attract attention to the campaign. >> reporter: like ehrlich, kane is a proponent of smaller government. >> given the closeness of the election, women are going to be an important voting block. >> reporter: he'll be at a charter school withkane today. >> she's married to former chairman johnkane, facing a lawsuit for fraudulent belong a federal contract, but he says it's an administrative error. >> >> a man gets a surprise while talking on his cell phone. he was hit in the face while he's talking on the cell phone. it was em
CBS
Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and maryland is in the spotlight. the public may soon learn more about the killing of yeardley love. denise. >> reporter: well, it's been nearly two months since yeardley love was found dead in her apartment and now, a judge is unsealing most of the search warrants in the case. the lacrosse player was 22 when she was killed and her former boyfriend was charged with the murder and he allegedly slammed her head against the wall. the document set to be released sent details from searches of two cars and the list of items in the student's apartments. >> she was a graduate of notre dame prep. >>> some of the miserable experiences for maryland rail commuters are sweltering heat. it all may pave the way for better rides across the country. here's more with alex demetrick. >> reporter: the horror stories of airplanes holding passengers for hours on end led for a bill of rights for travelers on air planes and now, they may have one for rail travelers. 900 travelers were trapped inside sweltering conditions. >> it was 107 degrees. >> it was terrible, it was traumatic. >> some of the people pa
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Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in pain. >> reporter: police raided this house just around the corner on maryland avenue, where they found the victim's blood on a door and on shoes. the victim's wallet, his iphone and several folding and fixed blade knives. back at the memorial, the victim's friend wrote of their love for him, of their pain now, how they'll never forget him, and their desire to make sure justice is served. >>> and another live look here, pit-karen's mom said that she urged him to take a cab. but he loved to walk. she said the voice that she heard that was most aggressive on the phone was the man's voice. reporting live in charles village, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. >>> wagner did not appear in court today, but remains behind bars at this hour. >>> a popular baltimore hotel remains closed after a pipe burst, forcing an evacuation. a live look from the marriott from sky eye chopper 13. vic is in the newsroom with the latest. >>> the cleanup continues after the water leak forced nearly 1,000 guests at the hotel last night. the hotel was nearly at capacity. it ha
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Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maxey does have a criminal record in baltimore county. >>> the maryland teenager injured in a terrorist attack in africa is recovering after a surgery tonight. mary bubala has the latest on the teenager. >> reporter: she had just had her fifth surgery. she was on a mission with her church to help people in that nation. once her condition is stable enough she will be moved back to maryland. it's unclear when that could be and emily could undergo further surgeries in africa. >> her parents are with emily and family says that she is in very good spirits. >>> polls showing the race for maryland governor a toss up. the vice president is holding a fundraiser for governor o' malley right now. people paid hundreds just to get in the door. mike hellgren has the latest and what this means for the campaign. >> reporter: president obama still very popular here in baltimore. the vice president showed up within the past half hour and he should raise a pretty penny for democrats. $250 is what it costs to get in the door. $1,000 for vip access. the vice president's motorcade rolled into the h
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Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland's highest court entered, more than an observer and his plans to build the largest slot casino was being challenged to put it to a vote interest aa county citizens. >> casino does not belong next to a neighborhood. >> we feel the right and the court of appeal will do the right thing. >> and if it is defeated at the polls, there is the promise of serial referendum. >> countered by arguments of the supporters. >> there has to be access to government. >> i can't read the judge's mind. i'm hopeful because i know what's right, and what's right is that a casino doesn't belong in a parking lot of the mall. >> that leaves the slots at 11 mills up to county voters to decide, and could still win, and if not the jockey club is hoping to get slots at laurel park, but they are offering what he says is a sure thing. >> the state of maryland is losing revenue every day, and when it's going out of state it's a lot of money. we could more or less take care of a great deal of the deficit with this one casino. but we're trying our best. >> with today's ruling the refem will go on the ballots on e
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Jul 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
department confirms two more heat-related deaths in maryland. one victim died this week in baltimore city. the other died in june. both were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. they were found in homes without air conditioning. that brings the total of heat- related deaths this year to 10. >>> meanwhile, the summer's hot temperatures are bringing big trouble across the state. about two-thirds of maryland are in an agricultural drought declaration. they are described as moderate drought to abnormally dry. let's look live outside right now. and looking at the big flags on federal hill. and you can see the drivers outside today. and i don't know about rain. let's go to the weather center now. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> we have showers around. not anything in the baltimore region. east of us, and west of us, right now, we're kind of caught in between. but looks like things will be improving tonight and tomorrow. a few showers over the eastern shore. a little down around the salisbury. not a whole lot. but the bulk of the activity going on out west. region
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Jul 6, 2010 4:00pm EDT
, we are dealing with record-breaking heat. and it is blanketing maryland. emergency personnel and power companies are ready to respond to any problems on charles street in towson, you can see the heat shimmering in the air, above these construction workers. and outside right now, it is downright stifling, to use a term from denise koch. it is like the breath of the devil. [ laughter ] i love that line. what more can you say to that? wjz is live with first warning weather. mike hellgren with more on how everyone is trying to stay cool. but first, bob turk with new record -- a new record high set just today. bob? >> justice came -- just came in about two seconds ago. our computer hadn't even had a chance to update it. just one second ago, bwi marshall, just got to 105. 105 degrees at the airport. many places at least 100. ocean city, only 88. oakland, a cool 84. and the heat index. however, the dew point, we did drop today. the heat index, this is as of a few minutes ago, was 104. essentially. there's really no heat index with the humidity as low as it is. but easton is up to 106. o
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Jul 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >>> that the black gorilla family is a racketeering enterprise, operating here in maryland throughout the state. >>> new charges, filed against more than a dozen members of the bgf gang. >>> i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. that story next on wjz. >>> optimism for the bay's oysters. new findings about the bay's health. >>> and record-setting heat. 105 degrees today. wham about tomorrow? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop out of bwi airport. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop to milwaukee for just $69 one-way. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> just hours ago. federal racketeering charges. a gang known for committing crimes throughout maryland. jessica kartalija reports, a corrections officer is also c
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Jul 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> hot as an oven. maryland is baking in a heat wave. how bad will it get and how long will it last. >> i'm kai jackson and mary is off. it's a summer scorcher, it's not just uncomfortable, the temperatures are dangerous. and in centennial park, people made sure they had drinks in hand. outside, it's a hot day with clouds in addition to the heat, the air is dangerous because of smog. we're live with the first warning weather coverage and bernadette woods bern and bob turk are updating the souring numbers. >> by the way, five months ago today was the first of the big blizzards, by the way. we'll look at the temperatures. the last report at 99 degrees at dwi -- bwi and the dew point is 62 and 81 at ocean city and 87 and the heat index is still around 101 degrees. 92 at ocean city and 95 at oakland. it's about miserable everywhere accept on the water. and bernadette woods is joining us from, i guess a rather warm out back with a look at the heat. >>> well, it definitely is hot outside. as anyone knows. i want to show you tomorrow, temperatures a degree or two highier and because o
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Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
northeast now. most of us moving toward the northeast maryland area. from elkton down toward the eastern sections of the county. another batch toward the city now. much lighter down from jacksonville to the dundalk area. and another heavier area, from annapolis to southern maryland. that's where heavy activity is. you folks down there may see gusty winds. very, very heavy rain. and dangerous lightning as well in the next 30 to 40 minutes. bernadette has a look at rainfall coming this afternoon. >>> the biggest thing we've seen with this is the heaviest amount of rain. and in such a short period of time. >>> north of baltimore, 1.77 inches. tv hill, 1.62. crofton, over an inch. no -- millersville, just over an inch. and it was cutting into eastern parts of howard county to northern parts of anne arundel county. elsewhere, we see some rain, but not nearly these amounts. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> bernadette, thank you. >>> the storm has already knocked out power to more than 20,000 bge customers. wjz checked with bge just a few minutes ago. over 7900 customers are withou
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Jul 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland children's center now in hagerstown. >>> maryland natural resources police have determined the cause of a death of a man who died in a jet ski accident in the bay. jessica is in the newsroom with details on this. >>> warren smith died from electrocution, it happened sunday evening, around 1 1/2 miles south of the bay bridge. powerful storms moved through the region. investigators say smith and a friend were racing back to avoid the storms when lightning was nearby. it wasn't enough to avoid a direct strike. but enough to kill him. >> summer thunderstorms are coming and can pop up with little or no warning. >>> an unusual criminal case in anne arundel county tonight. police have a suspect in custody. but they are looking for a would-be victim. >>> police say a suspect stole items from a store in the annapolis mall. he appears to try to carjack a woman driving that beige car. he was eventually apprehended by security. but police are looking for the victim in the car. >>> maryland voters consistently rate the environment and the health of the chesapeake bay, among their top 10
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Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> the problems here illustrate the danger in maryland. two recent deaths has been linked to the heat, and that is bringing the deaths for this summer related to the heat up to eight. >>> four shipmen are being treated today after enduring the heat on a training course. >> we had to go and get water breaks every 10 minutes. >> the good news is all of the residents are safe. and no one received any injuries from the heat. >>> jessica, back to you. >> thank you, andrea. >>> rescuers are trying to rescue a puppy that has been trapped in the sewer for five days. last night, they lured the mother down hoping that would help, but it was unsuccessful >>> deliberations continue today in the koontz murder trial. there were several questions to the judge asking if there was a preplanned trip to florida before she killed her husband. >>> yeardley love and her picture has been mourned acrossed america. strangers were touched by her murder in may. >> it hit me hard, the senselessness, the aspects that overwhelm people. >> the lacrosse player has been charged with murder. an autopsy report released
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Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
temperatures has maryland baking. >> red hot. very -- it can make you tired. you don't want to go outside. >> i just feel like i could just collapse. it's so hot out here. >> reporter: uncomfortable. and deadly for three more marylanders who recently died from heat-related illnesses. a total of 16 so far this year. most had underlying medical conditions. since july 1st, there have been more than 800 hospital visits across the state, linked to heat or dehydration. >> pay attention. the types of conditions to look out for are extreme sweating, nausea headache, cramping. these are the kinds of things that if you're feeling those, respond to them right away. >> reporter: not only is it potentially dangerous. the heat is also expensive to deal with. bge says even if you never touch your thermostat in the next few days, your next bill will likely be higher. >>> if it's 95 degrees outside, your air conditioning unit is going to work harder to maintain that 78 or 80-degree temperature than it would if it were only 85 outside. >>> with so many using power, air conditioning is not part of brutal wo
CBS
Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
help our situation. vic? >> that it will, bob. >>> tonight, most of maryland is in the early stages of the drought. first warning weather coverage continues now with mike schuh, and more on how the dry conditions are affecting farmers around the state. >> reporter: farmer the across maryland are concerned that their crops are going to turn as brown as this hillside. they need rain. and they need it now. >> reporter: this is the sound of survival. lucky to have irrigation to tide him through this drought. he's throwing water on his crops to get enough moisture to keep them alive. >> i can't salvage everything. but we'll do what we can. >> reporter: moving all of this water is expensive. by the time he fuels the farm's tank, if the clouds don't drop rain, he'll see them again next week. >> when you start to make your own rain and not what the good lord gives us every day, you see him a lot. >> reporter: the expense bill is worth it, if he doesn't lose the crops on his 700 acres. >> watermelons are called water- melons for a reason. they need a lot of water. i'm nursing what i have. >>
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Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
would have been celebrating has 21st birthday tomorrow. >>> thousands of marylanders are still in the dark tonight after serious storms pounded the state, knocking out power and toppling trees. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bernadette woods has a closer look at the system. we begin with derek valcourtux track -- valcourt, tracking the area. >> you are talking about pretty powerful winds with that storm, able to knock down hundreds of trees across the region, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes. and even responsible for the deaths of two marylanders. >> reporter: the powerful storm raced through maryland, hitting some of the washington, d.c. suburbs hardest, places like montgomery county. >> kind of blew us from out of nowhere. and winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds or anything. but as bad of wind as we can get around here. >> reporter: sky eye 13 over the damage in northern county. >> it was scary. >> bob cabahay. had strong stone chimney kept a massive, splintered tree from crushing the house. but in beltsville, prince george's county,
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
temperatures blazed again across maryland, another nursing home, liberty heights, health and rehab center in baltimore, had to be evacuated because of air conditioning problems, after the state health department made a surprise visit. >> we ultimately call the all of the assisted livings, to see if anyone else was in trouble. we were particularly concern about liberty highlights because we were notified that they had, in fact, had elevated temperatures. >> we were investigating the possible need for assistance for patients through the heat conditions. >> reporter: health officials were on heightened alert. >> difficulty breathing. >> reporter: after a patient's 911 call revealed air conditioning problems at another facility yesterday. raven wood in west baltimore. 150 people were moved elsewhere, including eric frost, who is settling in at genesis in homewood today. >> it was hot. it was hot. >> it is important to act quickly. these are the state's most vulnerable citizens. they have the greatest healthcare needs. >> none of the patients at either facility were injured. but maryland did r
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Jul 7, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
more of the shaking news. it's a 3.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they
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Jul 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the evening news. >>> giving maryland's best breathing room that's as we continue. >>> attempted carjacking caught on tape. they need to find the victim. we'll explain. >>> serial killer suspect. latest on a murderer who targets mothers and daughters in maryland. we continue with vic after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 4:30 and sunny. and thanks for staying with us. and police identify a serial killer. he is responsible for mother- daughter murders in prince george's county. whit johnson reports for wjz news. >> reporter: place say that jason thomas scott is a serial kill weir the blood of five women on his hands. on tuesday the former ups worker was indicted in the murders of two of the women. >> we'll seek life without parole. >> reporter: he murdered a 42- year-old delores dewit and her daughter ebony. their bodies were found in a stolen car after it had been set on fire. scott is the prime suspect in three other prince george's county maryland murders including karen and her daughter who were found shot to death in their home in january of last year. and in 2008. anoth
CBS
Jul 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, everyone. a maryland home ener is at the center of the biggest international spy flop since the cold war. next on wjz eyewitness news, i'll tell you exactly how and what people are saying about it. >>> environmental battle, a federal lawsuit is filed against a baltimore steel plant. did the company pollute area water ways. >> the birds were in texas taking on the rangers. find out if the winning streak continues. taking a live look outside, we got some much-needed rain yesterday. what about the rest of the weekend? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in our first warning weather forecast. >>> and the 5k will begin in seconds. i'm sharon gibala live off reisterstown road where the miles that matter race is just about to begin. details coming up. eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. temperatures comfortably in the 70s this morning. much more comfortable morning than we had yesterday. a little rain yesterday through the area. all of the rain is gone to answer your qu
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
agents were arrested. >>> this week's sweltering heat is responsible for death tonight. maryland officials say there are two more heat-related illnesses in the state. one died this week. the other died in june. both had serious underlying conditions and were found inside their homes without air conditioning. some relief tonight from the heat as there was a slight drop in temperatures. a live look outside now shows clouds moving in, as well as a chance of thunderstorms. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. >>> a lot of shower activity going on. take a look at radar. all across the western areas of our region. a lot of showers showers and storms. all moving slowly off to the east. hopefully we'll get some of this activity late tonight. right now, northeast of us, a few light, pop-up showers, and down to the southeast of the baltimore region. a nice little batch of thundershowers. route 50 between salisbury vienna and cambridge. and we're looking forward to this. moving into our region late tonight. we hope to get at least a prett
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Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the maryland science center's global earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got up early in the morning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. >> the cause may be the last. when the wake from the mile high eye icesheet vanished. >> even though it's some 20,000 years ago, the crust is still readjusting. so it's tweaking a little once in a while. >> reporter: those highest up would have felt it worst. but it was too early for work. checks were made for damage around the state. >> we've identified no serious structural damage. but we are doing a number of things. of course, we've checked in with calvert cliffs. and calvert cliffs appears to be fine. we are sending inspectors out to bridges, especially the most heavily traveled bridges. >> reporter: as for aftershocks, they'll be so small, maybe only dogs will feel them. >> reporter: in fact, only one aftershock may have just happened. maybe just a few minutes after the main quake. it went
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Jul 15, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with several pe
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
powerful storm. >>> the powerful storm raced through maryland. hitting some of the washington, d.c. suburbs hardest, places like montgomery county. >> kind of blew in from out of nowhere. then winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds or anything. but as bad a wind as we can get around here. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over sparks in northern baltimore county. >> it was pretty scary. >> bob watched as trees snapped all around the house. this stock, stone -- strong stone chimney kept a tree from crushing the house. but a tree did crush this minivan, killing one woman. >> and i was told that the tree fell down, as the car was coming through. >> reporter: medics had to rush a second woman inside the minivan to the hospital. many boaters on the chesapeake bay, also caught by surprise. dnr police blame a jet skier. and they took 37 distress calls, dispatching a crew to help stench 77 people out of the water. >> we had very many very stressed out, were very worried about their situation. many people were reporting that they were taking on water. we had persons in the water.
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Jul 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
... that means work for today... but even more jobs for the future. 5700 new jobs that makes maryland more competitive in the world economy. without governor o'malley, this expansion would never have happened. his commitment to upgrading our port and fighting for our workers is unparalleled. martin o'malley, there's never a doubt who's side he's on. martin o'malley. moving maryland forward. >>> lower 70s in westminster today. nape bel air and annapolis and 77 rock hall. kent island in 76. we'll get the return of humid air and cold front tomorrow night and here come it is almost perfect weekend. and sunshine today, 92 degrees is the high. sunny to partly cloudy skies and a tad more humid and stuffy and 74 tonight. tomorrow, partly sunny and 92 is the high and afternoon thunderstorms, here's the front. the weekend bookended. that's friday and monday by 86 degrees. that's normal. and sunny with the daytime highs. not a ton of humid. >>> here's sharon with wjz traffic control. >>> we're looking at two accidents. here's one of them live. and you can see the accident there in the middle of
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Jul 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
are telling marylanders to guard against the heat. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. as we head into a weekend of brutal heat ahead, the doctor's expect to see people who's bodies can't take the heat. the heat wave is crippling. >> hot like your skin is frying. >> reporter: it's pumping patients into the emergency rooms. doctors treat many levels of sickness. >>> we start with the heat exposier and exhaustion and then heat stroke. >> reporter: since youly 1 -- july 1st, there have been several hospital visits because of the heat. the total deaths are 16. most of the deaths were seniors and at least one person from prince george's was under the age of 65 and found in a car with no air-conditioning. >> the temperature in the car over 100 degrees. it's literally an oven. she avoid it. >> we keep them in and hydrated. we keep them inside. this is dangerous heat. you can't breathe. >> some have to be outside like this construction crew. others weren't so lucky and they had to work outside all day. >> shoveling and sweeping and stones and gravel and the heat was
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Jul 31, 2010 6:00am EDT
maryland's wiretap laws comes with stiff penalties, up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. >>> an army intelligence specialist charged has been moved from kuwait the a military jail in virginia. private bradley manning is accused of leaking a video to the web site wick yi links. it shows u.s. troops killing a photographer and his driveer in baghdad. manning is also the focus of the pentagon investigation into thousands of leaked documents on the war effort in afghanistan. >>> after weeks of work, bp's new boss says it is time to scale back the company's clean- up effort in the gulf coast. in the days since bp capped the well, the crews in the area report seeing far less oil on the surface. the company says skimming boats and recent storms have helped remove or break up much of the oil. >>> a couple of days ago we saw maybe a very couple of small patches of oil that we had to get down low to identify them. >> reporter: but the operation to permanently seal the leak has hit another delay. the crews discovered debris in the relief well and that needs to be cleaned out before bp can t
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Jul 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
>> more rain after yesterday's record breaking temperatures, maryland braces for another day of heat. taking another look outside where it is already heating up. how high will it go? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in our first warning weather forecast. >> missing in afghanistan, the search for two u.s. soldiers intensifies. and slots debate. governor o'malley and former governor ehrlich weigh in on the future of slots in the state. and... >> the seventh annual family day is going on here at the druitt hills park basketball courts. we'll tell you all about the day's events. eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. it 18:00. it is 85 degrees and it is already starting to warm up outside. good morning to you. >> already. >> already. how did you brave yesterday? >> i could not escape it. >> no, you couldn't. >> you tried to run from it. it caught you. >> yes had a false sense of security because you went into a supermarket or something. when you came out, reality hit quickly. yeste
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